Patients who suffer from Hodgkin’s disease might be prescribed procarbazine. This medication stops cancer cells from growing in order to eventually eliminate cancer. It can also be used to treat non-Hodgkins lymphoma, brain tumors and small cell lung cancer.
This medication can cause excessive bleeding, especially if patients take aspirin or other blood thinning medications while on them. Contact your doctor if you have any unusual bleeding, especially nosebleeds. You may also get infections while on this medication because it suppresses your body’s ability to make white blood cells. If you have a fever, chills, nausea or a sore throat, see your doctor as soon as possible.